Animal Weight

How much does a Spix’s disk-winged bat weight?

It is hard to guess what a Spix’s disk-winged bat weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Spix’s disk-winged bat (Thyroptera tricolor) on average weights 4 grams (0.01 lbs).

The Spix’s disk-winged bat is from the family Thyropteridae (genus: Thyroptera). It is usually born with about 1 grams (0 lbs). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 56.6 cm (1′ 11″). Normally, Spix’s disk-winged bats can have babies 2 times a year.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Spix's disk-winged bat is 4 grams (0.01 lbs)

Spix’s disk-winged bat (Thyroptera tricolor), is a species of bat in the family Thyropteridae. It is native to the Americas from Mexico to Brazil. The most prominent anatomical feature of this bat, which distinguishes it from other species, is the disks on its thumbs and hind feet. These circular disks act as suction cups, allowing the bats to cling onto and move along smooth surfaces.

Animals of the same family as a Spix’s disk-winged bat

We found other animals of the Thyropteridae family:

Animals with the same weight as a Spix’s disk-winged bat

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Thyroptera tricolor: